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Kuwait, Djibouti sign visa exemption agreement

July 18, 2019

Kuwait, Djibouti sign visa exemption agreement

KUWAIT, July 17 (KUNA) -- Kuwait and Djibouti signed an agreement on visa exemption for owners of diplomatic and high level passports between the two countries on Wednesday.
The agreement was signed by Kuwait's Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Foreign Affairs Sheikh Sabah Khaled Al-Hamad Al-Sabah and Minister for Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation of the Republic of Djibouti, Mahmoud"... Continue Reading

Govt pushes citizens’ employment in private sector as companies ‘reluctant’ to hire Kuwaitis

July 16, 2019

Govt pushes citizens’ employment in private sector as companies ‘reluctant’ to hire Kuwaitis

KUWAIT: The government reviewed a report about Kuwaitis’ employment in the private sector and implementing the replacement policy in the government sector in specialties Kuwaitis have, informed sources said. Reports on employment obstacles were presented to the government as well as opportunities for Kuwaitis in the private sector, said the sources, adding that private companies are still reluctant"... Continue Reading

No delay in smart city project: Kuwaiti official

July 11, 2019

No delay in smart city project: Kuwaiti official

KUWAIT: A Kuwaiti government official strongly refuted recent press and social media reports about plans by the South Korean side to postpone building a smart city in the South Saad Al-Abdullah residential city project. Official spokesperson of the Public Authority for Housing Welfare (PAHW) Ibrahim Al-Nashi stressed that the Korean news agency (Yonhap) had not released a report about postponing the project,"... Continue Reading

Nigeria Successfully Defends Rights in Dispute Against Switzerland

July 10, 2019

Nigeria Successfully Defends Rights in Dispute Against Switzerland

Nigeria won an important victory before the International Tribunal for the Law of the Sea (ITLOS), in a decision handed down on July 6, 2019, in a case brought against the African state by Switzerland.

The Tribunal’s Order on Provisional Measures, in The M/T “San Padre Pio” Case (Switzerland v. Nigeria), upheld"... Continue Reading

No travel ban for minor debts

July 8, 2019

No travel ban for minor debts

KUWAIT: Judges at the justice ministry’s verdict execution department rejected pleas by local companies to summon or impose travel bans on Kuwaitis indebted to them with small amounts ranging between KD 100 and 200, which had been causing them embarrassment at the airport for years.

A"... Continue Reading

Kuwait Municipality to provide land for worker homes on project sites

July 8, 2019

Kuwait Municipality to provide land for worker homes on project sites

Kuwait Municipality announced that it would provide land to construct temporary labour accommodation at the construction site of government projects.

According to a report by Kuwait Times, director of Kuwait Municipality, Ahmad Al-Manfouhi, said the land allocation to build temporary accommodation would be similar to its initiative,"... Continue Reading

Kuwait Govt spending more than it is earning

July 8, 2019

Kuwait Govt spending more than it is earning

So far in the current fiscal year which started April this year, Kuwait is spending more than what it is earning. This has been the case over the last five years, and our financial reserve is being used to cover the deficit.

Our income is estimated to be about $52 billion but our expenses are $76 billion, resulting in a net deficit"... Continue Reading

236,000 Kuwaitis employed over 21 years in govt sector

July 8, 2019

236,000 Kuwaitis employed over 21 years in govt sector

KUWAIT CITY, July 7: Minister of State for Economic Affairs Mariam Al-Aqeel revealed that the number of Kuwaitis hired to work in government institutions during 2019 until now is 6,013 citizens out of the 8,164 applicants registered with the Civil Service Commission, while the total number of Kuwaitis employed in the government sector over the past 21 years (since 1999 to date), was 236,085, reports Al-Rai"... Continue Reading

Health Ministry establishes office responsible for disabled citizens’ affairs

June 30, 2019

Health Ministry establishes office responsible for disabled citizens’ affairs

Health Minister Sheikh Dr Basel Al-Sabah issued a ministerial decision establishing an office directly subjected to him to be responsible for disabled citizens’ affairs, said informed sources, noting that the new office will be responsible for building a database with information about the disabled. The sources added that the office will also be responsible for contacting disabled patients to check"... Continue Reading

Finance approves amendments for govt ‘budget’ for fiscal 2018/2019

June 27, 2019

Finance approves amendments for govt ‘budget’ for fiscal 2018/2019

The Ministry of Finance has approved several amendments to the government budget for the fiscal 2018/2019 with the aim of settling the amount of KD 8.9 million that were disbursed at the expense of the (cash in custody, inventory) Covenant to cover the costs of accepting the resignation of four ministers and the appointment of two leaders at the rank of Undersecretary.

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